Ever play with a button on a string? Mamaw made one for me when I was just a child. I swear I remember exactly where I was standing in the house that's no longer there, when she showed me how to make the button dance along the string.
I pulled everything out of a closet to see if I still had one in my old jewelry box-you know the kind that has a ballerina that twirls every time you open the lid? Anyway, I found 2 so it was worth the effort.
After looking at them, I decided neither of them was the one Mamaw made for me so many years ago. Most likely I made them myself after she passed away.
I googled around and discovered a button on a string was a common toy for kids in days gone by and that they were often called zizzer or buzz buttons. You can go here to see a list of old time toys, with buzz buttons being the last on the page.
Ever play with a button on a string?